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Obviously, as you can see in the Senate, there is a difference of opinions on how to do health-care reform. We are so much more unified on tax reform, on what it looks like, and how to do it and the need to do it.feedback
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Jul 20 2017
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Paul Ryan quotes

Jul 13 2017

Decorum is important, especially for this institution. And a dress code in the chamber, in the lobby makes sense. But we also don't need to bar otherwise accepted contemporary business attire. So look for a change on that soon.feedback

Jul 12 2017

There are some policy issues with respect to making sure that we don't actually inadvertently help Russian oligarchs and oil firms.feedback

Jul 12 2017

We've never moved a bill on the blue-slip issue in a partisan way. I want to keep that bipartisan.feedback

Jul 12 2017

You know me on this issue. I'm a Russia hawk.feedback

Jul 12 2017

That to me is an indication, a concession by Donald Trump Jr. that he wants and is requesting this information.feedback

Jul 11 2017

You will hear that it is dead. Then you will hear it is back on track. Then you will hear it is on life support.feedback

Jul 07 2017

I don't want to have a situation where we just have a screaming fest, a shouting fest where people are being bused in from out of the district to get on TV because they are yelling at somebody. That does nobody any good, and what I want to do is have a civil, good conversation with constituents, and that's why I do all these different things, whether it's planned tours, telephone town halls, office hours, and the rest.feedback

Jul 06 2017

Members should periodically rededicate themselves to the core principles of proper parliamentary practice... Members should wear appropriate business attire during all sittings of the House, however brief their appearance on the floor may be.feedback

Jul 05 2017

What they're basically saying at the Congressional Budget Office is if you're not going to force people to buy Obamacare, if you're not going to force people to buy something that they don't want, then they won't buy it.feedback

Jul 04 2017

There's a right way to deal with this, and an appropriations bill I don't think is the right way to deal with this.feedback

Jun 30 2017

He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show.feedback

Jun 29 2017 - Sanctions

They wrote the bill incorrectly so we've told the Senate you have to write it correctly to follow the Constitution.feedback

Jun 29 2017 - North Korea

We have a lot to work together for. We have shared concerns such as threats posed to both our nations from North Korea.feedback

Jun 29 2017 - Immigration

He should not have been here. And she should not have died.feedback

Jun 28 2017 - Immigration

This is about protecting law-abiding citizens and getting criminals off of our streets, plain and simple.feedback

Jun 27 2017

What they're basically saying at the Congressional Budget Office is if you're not going to force people to buy Obamacare, if you're not going to force people to buy something that they don't want, then they won't buy it. So, it's not that people are getting pushed off a plan, it's that people will choose not to buy something they don't like or want.feedback

Jun 27 2017 - Republican Party

I would not bet against Mitch McConnell.feedback

Jun 26 2017 - Russia

We want to get this bill cleaned up.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - Sanctions

We just want to get moving on it. I support sanctions.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - Russia

We've got to honor the blue slip.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - Iran

So we want to get this bill cleaned up. We need Foreign Affairs to do their scrub of this legislation, which is what we do every time a bill comes over from the Senate. But Chairman Royce has indicated he wants to get moving on this quickly, and we want to honor that.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - Republican Party

Here in America, 8 out of 10 businesses file their taxes as individuals. In fact, most of our jobs come from these ... small businesses. Real tax reform ... means creating a new lower tax, specifically for small businesses, so they too can compete on a fair, level playing field.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - American politics

Democrats from coast to coast threw everything they had at this race, and Karen would not be defeated.feedback

Jun 20 2017

We can walk and chew gum at the same time.feedback

Jun 20 2017

We're working on all these things at the same time.feedback

Jun 20 2017

I'm really not worried about these things.feedback

Jun 20 2017

It's actually possible.feedback

Jun 20 2017

I do believe you cannot even get close to 3 percent if you don't get this kind of fundamental fiscal policy put to place. So I think tax reform's absolutely essential for getting faster economic growth that's durable, long-lasting.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Republican Party

We are going to get this done in 2017. We need to get this done in 2017. We cannot let this once-in-a-generation moment slip. Transformational tax reform can be done, and we are moving forward. Full speed ahead.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Republican Party

We are actually unique in the world in the way we discourage capital from coming back to America and how we incentivize off-shoring jobs. This is not the kind of exceptionalism we should aspire to…We must think differently, so that once again we make things here and export them around the world.feedback

Jun 15 2017

For all the noise and all the fury, we are one family.feedback

Jun 14 2017

I spoke with Special Agent Bailey and Special Agent Griner this morning. One was being treated and one was about to go into surgery. I expressed our profound gratitude to them. It is clear to me, based on various eyewitness accounts, that without these two heroes, Agent Bailey and Agent Griner, many lives would have been lost.feedback

Jun 14 2017

An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

I think the best thing to do is to let Robert Mueller do his job. I think the best vindication for the president is to let this investigation go on independently.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

This has been a long time in coming.feedback

Jun 13 2017

We've been talking about this for about three years. And we uncovered all the scandals at the VA. Now we're making law. Now we're getting the veterans the kind of response and the kind of accountability they earned and deserved.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - American politics

I'm not saying this isn't important. These investigations are important. They need to be independent. They need to be thorough. They need to go where the facts go. But we also have a duty to serve the people that elected us to fix the problems that they're confronting in their daily lives, and that's what we're doing.feedback

Jun 13 2017

I know Bob Mueller. I have confidence in Bob Mueller.feedback

Jun 13 2017

The best advice would be to let Robert Mueller do his job.feedback

Jun 09 2017

I didn't say that. And there'd be nothing wrong if I did say it.feedback

Jun 09 2017 - Trump Presidency

I'm not saying it's an acceptable excuse. It's just my observation.feedback

Jun 09 2017

The president's new at this. He's new to government. And so, he probably wasn't steeped in the long-running protocols that establish the relationships between DOJ, FBI and White Houses. He's just new to this.feedback

Jun 08 2017 - Dodd-Frank Act

Our community banks are in trouble. They are being crushed by the costly rules imposed on them by the Dodd-Frank Act. This law may have had good intentions but its consequences have been dire for Main Street.feedback

Jun 08 2017

Trey Gowdy possesses the experience and deep commitment to transparency and accountability necessary to be the House's next Oversight chairman. He has proven that he will always look out for taxpayers and seek answers from the bureaucracy. Trey has my absolute confidence, and I know he will do an outstanding job.feedback

Jun 08 2017

The president is new at this, he is new to government, and so he probably wasn't steeped in the long running protocols that establish the relationships between DOJ, FBI, and White Houses. He is just new to this. And so I think, what I got out of that testimony is we now know why he was so frustrated when the FBI director told him three times there is no investigation of him yet that speculation was allowed to continue. I'm not saying it's an acceptable excuse, it's just my observation.feedback

Jun 08 2017 - Dodd-Frank Act

This legislation comes to the rescue of Main Street America. The Dodd-Frank Act has had a lot of bad consequences for our economy, but most of all in the small communities across our country.feedback

Jun 07 2017 - Trump Presidency

I don't know the guy, but I've looked at his resume, he seems like to me he's the perfect kind of person. I thought we should have a career person take over the FBI, someone with a deep bench of experience, he certainly seems to fit that bill.feedback

Jun 07 2017

We're going to address the debt ceiling before we hit the debt ceiling. The Treasury secretary is and should always be the person in charge of debt limit negotiations, debt limit legislation. That's a natural thing. Every Treasury secretary is in charge of that.feedback

Jun 07 2017

I'm not foreclosing any option at this time.feedback

Jun 07 2017

We're going to work with them on this. We're having long, ongoing conversations with our members about how to address this and we'll address it before we hit the debt limit.feedback

Jun 06 2017

The American people have been saddled with a bill for Washington's inability to get this disaster taken care of. And it's simply not right for them to have to pay it any longer. It's time for us to provide them with the choice and control that all Americans want over their own health care.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Wall Street

This is the Republican plan to reform Wall Street and revitalize Main Street – all while protecting the financial futures of Americans.feedback

Jun 03 2017 - Trump Presidency

This law is in the middle of a collapse. We need to bring down the cost of coverage, and we need to revitalize the market so that people have real choices and real access to affordable health care.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Dodd-Frank Act

This is a jobs bill for Main Street. It will rein in the overreach of Dodd-Frank that has allowed the big banks to get bigger while small businesses have been unable to get the loans they need to succeed.feedback

Jun 01 2017 - Trump Presidency

The Paris climate agreement was simply a raw deal for America. In order to unleash the power of the American economy, our government must encourage production of American energy. I commend President Trump for fulfilling his commitment to the American people and withdrawing from this bad deal.feedback

May 29 2017 - Trump Presidency

Morning, everybody! Busy week! I know people can be consumed with the news of the day. But we are here working on people's problems every day. We have all these committees that do different jobs, and our job is to make sure that we still make progress for the American people, and we're doing that. It's just not what we're being asked about.feedback

May 29 2017 - American politics

We're going to be talking with our members and with the administration on how we resolve the debt ceiling. The debt ceiling issue will get resolved. Every treasury secretary says this and every treasury secretary needs to say this.feedback

May 26 2017 - American politics

Under this bill, no matter what, you cannot be denied coverage if you have a preexisting condition.feedback

May 26 2017 - Republican Party

The GOP healthcare plan is so bad, Republicans would rather body-slam reporters than answer a question about it.feedback

May 26 2017

It's not good when you have to tell people, unprompted, that the government is not in chaos. That's like getting an all-caps text from an ex at 3am that says I'M DOING FINE!feedback

May 25 2017

There is no time where a physical altercation should occur. It should not have happened. Should the gentleman apologize? Yeah, I think he should apologize.feedback

May 25 2017

Remember, the states will also do some of the lifting. We will have federal resources and state resources, which taken together will improve the situation.feedback

May 25 2017

There is no time where a physical altercation should occur. It should not have happened. Should the gentleman apologize? Yeah, I think he should apologize. I know he has his own version, and I'm sure he'll have more to say. I'm going to let the people of Montana decide who they want as their representative.feedback

May 25 2017

Should the gentleman apologize? Yeah, I think he should apologize. I know he has his own version, and I'm sure he's going to have more to say, but there's no call for this, no matter what – on any circumstance.feedback

May 24 2017 - Obamacare

This CBO report again confirms that the American Health Care Act achieves our mission: lowering premiums and lowering the deficit. It is another positive step toward keeping our promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.feedback

May 24 2017 - EPA

The aspiration and the goal [of this budget] is right on the target.feedback

May 24 2017 - Trump Presidency

Here's what I'm happy about. We finally have a president who's willing to actually even balance the budget. At least we now have common objectives. Grow the economy, balance the budget.feedback

May 23 2017 - Republican Party

We can finally turn the page on the Obama era of bloated budgets that never balance. President Trump has proven his commitment to fiscal responsibility with a budget that will grow the economy.feedback

May 23 2017

Clearly Congress will take that budget and work on our own budget, which is the case every single year. But at least we now have common objectives – grow the economy, balance the budget. So now we are on common ground and we will have a great debate on the details of how to achieve that.feedback

May 21 2017 - Obamacare

The writing was already on the wall that Obamacare was failing. Unfortunately, the Left is only now calling it out–with a pathetic attempt to point the finger at Republicans.feedback

May 19 2017

Sure, drama is not helpful in getting things done. But we are getting things done!feedback

May 19 2017 - Twitter

I don't worry about things that are outside my control.feedback

May 18 2017 - Russia

No leaks, all right? This is how we know we're a real family here.feedback

May 18 2017

His years of experience fighting poverty and repression in the developing world make him an exceptional choice. In this post, Mark will serve as a strong voice for liberty and help strengthen American leadership abroad.feedback

May 18 2017 - Trump Presidency

I'm not even going to give credence to that. I'm not even – there's not even a point making a comment on that.feedback

May 18 2017 - Trump Presidency

Drama is not helpful in getting things done, but we're still getting things done. The special counsel will follow the facts where ever they may lead. It is premature to prejudge anything at this point.feedback

May 17 2017 - Russia

We need the facts. It is obvious there – there are some people out there who want to harm the president. But we have an obligation to carry out our oversight, regardless of which party is in the White House. And that means, before rushing to judgment, we get all the pertinent information.feedback

May 17 2017 - Russia

I welcome his role at the Department of Justice. The important ongoing bipartisan investigation in the House will also continue.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

There's clearly a lot of politics being played. Our job is to get the facts and to be sober about doing that.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

I'm sure we're going to want to hear from Mr. Comey if this happens as he allegedly describes; why didn't he take action at the time? So there are a lot of unanswered questions. What I told our members is: now is the time to gather all the pertinent information.feedback

May 17 2017 - Russia

We need the facts. It is obvious there are some people out there that want to harm the president. But we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which party is in the White House.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

There are some people out there who want to harm the president.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

We need the facts. It is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president. But we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which party is in the White House and that means before rushing to judgment we get all the pertinent information. I'm sure we're going to want to hear from Mr. Comey about why if this happened as he allegedly describes, why he didn't take action at the time. So there are a lot of unanswered questions.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

We're not going to try and play to the crowd, or meet a timeline.feedback

May 17 2017

It is obvious there are some people out there that want to harm the president but we have an obligation to carry out our oversight regardless of which party is in the White House. And that means, before rushing to judgment, we get all the pertinent information.feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

It is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president. Our job is to be responsible, sober and focused only on gathering the facts.feedback

May 17 2017

Our job is to get the facts.feedback

May 16 2017 - Trump Presidency

She was entrusted with some of our nation's most important secrets, and she betrayed that trust by carelessly mishandling highly classified information.feedback

May 16 2017

We have no way to know what was said, but protecting our nation's secrets is paramount.feedback

May 15 2017

The left and Nancy Pelosi ... are trying to hit you with an avalanche of television.feedback

May 14 2017 - Trump Presidency

He said, I had no idea that that's what she was gonna talk about … I thought she was going to talk about something else.feedback

May 12 2017 - Trump Presidency

I really do believe we can get this by the end of the summer. I hope the Senate can move this bill fairly quickly – hopefully in a month or two.feedback

May 09 2017 - Republican Party

That's the way insurance is priced.feedback

May 08 2017 - American politics

There wasn't a CBO analysis of this bill. Have you met your own standard here?feedback

May 08 2017 - American politics

Under this bill, no matter what, you cannot be denied coverage if you have a preexisting condition. And under this bill, you cannot only not be denied coverage –. Let me finish my point. You can't charge people more if they keep continuous coverage. Yes. I think this is a kind of a bogus attack from the left.feedback

May 08 2017

No, no, I don't, because I think the micro-management of Medicaid by the federal government. The Medicaid system isn't working.feedback

May 08 2017

We're keeping our word. People expect their elected leaders, if they run and campaign on doing something, they expect them to do that. And that's what we're doing. We would spell disaster for ourselves, politically ... if we go back on our word.feedback

May 07 2017 - Trumpcare

We think we need to do even more support for people who are older and also more support for people with pre-existing conditions. The Senate will complete the job.feedback

May 07 2017 - Republican Party

This is one stage in a multistage legislative process. You know how this works. They pass a bill through the House. Then they pass a bill through the Senate. And then you go to conference and iron out the differences.feedback

May 07 2017 - Obamacare

We are proud of this effort, it's us keeping our promises and it's a lot better than Obamacare.feedback

May 07 2017 - Trump Presidency

Nobody dies because they don't have access to healthcare.feedback

May 06 2017

The schedule that we have here is very aggressive, and we can't get to tax reform until we do this.feedback

May 05 2017 - Trump Presidency

This is what winning looks like.feedback

May 05 2017 - Obamacare

We've been dreaming of this since I've been around – since you and I were drinking at a keg.feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

We still have a lot of work to do to get this signed into law, and I know our friends in the Senate are eager to get to work. We are going to see that work through. You know why we're going to see this work through? Because the issues are just too important. The stakes are just too high.feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

We've got a lot of work to do. But one thing is now clear. Republicans are committed to keeping our promise to lift the burden of Obamacare from the American people and put in place a better and more patient-centered system.feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

Seven years of Obamacare is enough.feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

A lot of use have waited seven years to case this vote. This bill delivers the promises we have made to the American people.feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

Many of you have been waiting seven years to cast this vote. Many of you are here because you pledged to cast this vote.feedback

May 04 2017 - Trumpcare

[I've] only been a politician for a short period of time. How am I doing? Am I doing okay? I'm president. Heh! Hey, I'm president!feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

We can continue with the status quo or we can put this collapsing law behind us and end this failed experiment.feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

Many of us are here because we pledged to cast this very vote. Are we going to keep the promises that we made, or are we going to falter?feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

This is a crisis, and it is happening.feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

I don't think we should pass bills that we haven't read that we don't know what they cost.feedback

May 03 2017

No longer will the needs of our military be held hostage by the demands for more domestic spending. In my mind, that is what's most important here.feedback

May 03 2017

What we really wanted to do is break the parity requirement that we endured under Obama, where if you wanted to put a dollar into the military for a ship, for a plane, for bullets, for gas, you had to give the domestic spending of federal government another dollar.feedback

May 03 2017 - Republican Party

His amendment that he's working on is something that nobody has a problem with, and it's actually helping. We're getting extremely close.feedback

May 03 2017

VERIFIED: The MacArthur amendment protects people with pre-existing conditions. The amendment is very clear: Under no circumstance can people be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition.feedback

May 03 2017

There are a few layers of protections for pre-existing conditions in this bill.feedback

May 02 2017

This forced parity that we lived under the Obama years really constrained our ability to rebuild our military for this century. No longer are the needs of our military going to be held hostage for increases in domestic spending.feedback

May 02 2017

This means that we can finally make real important strides to increase and improve our readiness. It means we can get our service members the tools and the resources they need to confront the threats that we face all around the world.feedback

May 02 2017 - Republican Party

I'd say Tom MacArthur, who actually has an entire career working in insurance, understanding the math and the mechanics and the actuarial science of insurance, has come up with a very innovative amendment that we think works really well.feedback

May 02 2017 - Republican Party

This is a unique area for me, living a life in insurance, living with health care issues twice in my life that have resulted in death and seeing the aftermath of that. We bring our perspective in life to everything we do.feedback

May 02 2017 - Republican Party

How many times have I had this, Do you agree with the tweet this morning?feedback

May 01 2017

America will be stronger and safer because of this government funding bill. It acts on President Trump's commitment to rebuild our military for the 21st century and bolster our nation's border security to protect our homeland. Importantly, we have boosted resources for our defense needs without corresponding increases in non-defense spending, as Democrats had insisted upon for years.feedback

Apr 29 2017 - Republican Party

That's the whole goal, to make it easier for people.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Deportation

We're not working on a deportation force.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Trumpcare

I think people's seats are at risk if we don't do what we said we'd do.feedback

Apr 28 2017 - Obamacare

I'd be kinda shocked if the Democrats would want to create a government shutdown because they have been dragging their feet. I'm confident we'll be able to pass a short-term extension.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Obamacare

This is a setback – no two ways about it – but it is not the end of this story. We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Trumpcare

We think the MacArthur Amendment is a great way to lower premiums, give states more flexibility. We think it's constructive.feedback

Apr 27 2017

We've been briefed on what they're going to do and it's basically along exactly the same lines that we want to go, so we see this as progress being made. We're moving and getting on the same page.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - American politics

We think the MacArthur amendment is a great way to lower premiums [and] give states more flexibility while protecting people with pre-existing conditions. Those are the three things we want to achieve. I think it helps us get to consensus.feedback

Apr 26 2017

We like it a lot, it puts us on the same page, we're in agreement on 80 percent and on the 20 percent we're in the same ballpark.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Republican Party

We think it's very constructive. I think it helps us get to consensus.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Obamacare

We'll vote on it when we get the votes.feedback

Apr 25 2017

I enjoy Bill Clinton. The first two years of his term were one thing, but the rest of his presidency was tempered with moderation, and the nation benefited.feedback

Apr 23 2017 - American politics

Wherever we land will be a product the president can and will support.feedback

Apr 21 2017 - Obamacare

It's difficult to do. We're very close.feedback

Apr 20 2017

Where others would pivot, he stays true to who he is.feedback

Apr 20 2017

We're in the midst of negotiating sort of finishing touches. It's difficult to do. We're very close. It's basically, make good on the promises that were made.feedback

Apr 19 2017

As soon as possible for us is by the end of summer but we're going to take our time to get it right. We can clearly get this done by the end of summer but if it needs to go a little longer, we'll do that.feedback

Apr 19 2017 - British elections 2017

Ultimately, it is up to the British people to decide their political future–as only they can. And honestly, as my colleagues can attest, we Americans have enough on our plate . . . so I will simply say good luck and please know that no matter the outcome, the United States will proudly stand by your new government.feedback

Apr 19 2017 - British elections 2017

Times like these call for bold leadership, and Theresa May is certainly setting the standard. Yesterday's news and today's vote is indeed a historic event.feedback

Apr 19 2017

We want, as soon as the UK is ready and able, to do a trade agreement, a bilateral trade agreement. We will stand with you through all of it. We're going to be with you through every step of the way. And I know it will be a hard fought election, but hey, don't expect too much sympathy from us... you see we in the House of Representatives are used to doing this every two years.feedback

Apr 19 2017

... Of course we don't want to have military options employed, but we must keep all options on the table.feedback

Apr 19 2017 - London

I cannot imagine you will not get this done, and we will be with you every step of the way.feedback

Apr 19 2017 - TTIP

Now that article 50 has been invoked, the UK and the EU will determine the best path forward over the course of these negotiations. We want the parties to come together and strike a lasting agreement: a strong UK-EU relationship is in all of our best interests. In that same vein, the United States will work closely with our EU friends and chart a path forward on TTIP [Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership] negotiations. At the same time we are committed to working with President Trump and your government to achieve a bilateral trade agreement between the United States and Britain.feedback

Apr 19 2017 - London

This is one of the bipartisan messages I bring with me, I bring Democrats and Republicans here to this room to this country today, to say that the United States stands ready to forge a new trade agreement with Great Britain as soon as possible so that we may further tap into the great potential between our two people. When a leader gases his own people, you have to make good your word to oppose. Of course all options are on the table – you never take options off the table.feedback

Apr 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

And I do believe that Donald Trump is a guy who has good relationships, who knows how to get deals done.feedback

Apr 14 2017 - Obamacare

We believe in Congress retaining its lawmaking power, but this lawsuit hasn't run its course. While the lawsuit is running its course, the administration is exercising their discretion with respect to the [cost sharing reductions].feedback

Apr 13 2017 - Abortion

Taxpayers should not be forced to fund abortion, plain and simple. We remain united and steadfast in our commitment to life and religious liberty.feedback

Apr 13 2017

We don't want to pull the rug out from under people.feedback

Apr 09 2017

The good news is we don't have to deal with the Obama administration. We don't have to fight an administration that we disagree with on so many issues. We are now working with an administration we agree with.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - Syria conflict

These tactical strikes make clear that the Assad regime can no longer count on American inaction as it carries out atrocities against the Syrian people.feedback

Apr 06 2017

I am confident that he will oversee a professional investigation into Russia's actions and follow the facts wherever they may lead.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - Russian probe

I think Chairman Nunes wants to make sure this is not a distraction to a very important investigation.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - Republican Party

This brings us closer to the final agreement that we all want to achieve. We have more work to do.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - Russian probe

It is clear that this process would be a distraction for the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian interference in our election.feedback

Apr 06 2017

After years of talk about cutting red tape, it is now actually happening. We are reversing the Obama administration's most recent and last regulatory onslaught. And, more fundamentally, we are returning power from unelected bureaucrats in Washington to the states and the people that we represent.feedback

Apr 06 2017

It's alive, and we're making progress. It's going to take a little bit of time.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - Russian probe

It is clear that this process would be a distraction for the House intelligence committee's investigation into Russian interference in our election. Chairman Nunes has offered to step aside as the lead Republican on this probe, and I fully support this decision.feedback

Apr 05 2017

The House has a (tax reform) plan but the Senate doesn't quite have one yet. They're working on one. The White House hasn't nailed it down.feedback

Apr 05 2017

We can keep working this for weeks now. We've got time to figure this out.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - Trumpcare

We're throwing around concepts to improve the bill. That's occurring right now, but that is not to say that we are ready to go.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - American politics

Right now, we're just at that conceptual stage about how to move forward in a way that can get everybody to 216. Now we're throwing around concepts to improve the bill. That's occurring right now. But that is not to say that we are ready to go.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - American politics

Right now, we're just at that conceptual stage. It's important that we don't just win the votes of one caucus, or one group, but that we get the votes and get the consensus of 216 of our members.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - Republican Party

We're at the concept stage right now.feedback

Apr 04 2017

If conservatives want 100 percent repeal, let's say moderates want 80 percent repeal. Let's vote on 90 percent repeal, and be done with it.feedback

Apr 03 2017 - Obamacare

The whole idea of Obamacare is the people ... who are healthy pay for the people who are sick; it's not working and that's why it's in a death spiral.feedback

Apr 02 2017 - American politics

We've been an opposition party for ten years. We've got to become a proposition, governing party.feedback

Apr 01 2017

We think reconciliation is the tool, because that gets it into law. Reconciliation is the way to go.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Trumpcare

I understand the president's frustration. I share frustration. ... We're close. What I am encouraging our members to do is keep talking with each other until we can get consensus to pass this bill. But it's very understandable that the president is frustrated, that we haven't gotten to where we need to go.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Obamacare

What I worry about (…) is that if we don't do this, then he'll just go work with Democrats to try and change Obamacare and that's not – that's hardly a conservative thing. They're not going to help us repeal Obamacare, that's my point.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Obamacare

The Democrats aren't for repealing Obamacare. We are. I'm not going to put some kind of artificial deadline. You all know that he does that in various forms, including Twitter. I understand the president's frustration. What I encourage our members to do is keep talking until we get this done, to pass this.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Obamacare

It's really important that we do something to fix this problem.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Obamacare

I understand the president's frustration. I share frustration. About 90 percent of our conference is for this bill to repeal and replace Obamacare and about 10 percent are not and that's not enough to pass a bill.feedback

Mar 30 2017

I won't speak for the FBI, but I've never seen any suggestion or any evidence that that's the case.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Trumpcare

I don't want that to happen. I don't want government running health care. The government shouldn't tell you what you must do with your life, with your healthcare.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Twitter

What I am encouraging members to do is keep talking to one another until we can pass this bill. [Trump] is expressing his frustration. We all know he does that in various forms, including Twitter. The failing @nytimes has disgraced the media world. Gotten me wrong for two solid years. Change libel laws?feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Obamacare

We have come a long way in our country when the speaker of one party urges a president NOT to work with the other party to solve a problem. The Democrats aren't for repealing Obamacare. We are. We work with Democrats all the time ... but I don't think it's a stretch of the mind to suggest that the Democrats disagree with us about repealing Obamacare. So if we're going to do what we said we would do and repeal and replace Obamacare, something tells me the Democrats are not going to help us.feedback

Mar 29 2017

We're not going to have a government shutdown.feedback

Mar 29 2017

Medicaid -- sending it back to the states, capping its growth rate -- we've been dreaming of this since I've been around, since you and I were drinking at a keg.feedback

Mar 28 2017

It's the same thing as always around this place – a lot of politics, people get heated, but I'm not going to involve myself with that.feedback

Mar 28 2017

And we saw good overtures from those members from different parts of our conference to get there because we all share these goals and we're just going to have to figure out how to get it done.feedback

Mar 28 2017

I won't tell you the timeline because we want to get it right. We have an aggressive agenda and we've been moving quickly on this aggressive agenda, but we want to make sure that we get it right.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - Obamacare

The worst is yet to come with Obamacare.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - Obamacare

Yes, this does make tax reform more difficult, but it does not in any way make it impossible.feedback

Mar 28 2017

Today's executive order is based on a fundamental truth: energy drives our economy. President Obama disregarded this, and the result was a barrage of regulations that crippled America's energy industry. That is all in the past now. President Trump's executive order will help America's energy workers and reverse much of the damage done.feedback

Mar 27 2017

Basically . . . 90 percent of our members of the conference were there and ready to go and be a governing party and were happy with where we were, and around 10 percent were still in what I would call 'opposition party mode'. About 10 percent of our people, a particular bloc, just weren't there yet, even with the president's involvement.feedback

Mar 27 2017

When we're in Florida, I will lay out the path forward on health care and all the rest of the agenda. I will explain how it all still works, and how we're still moving forward on health care with other ideas and plans. So please make sure that if you can come, you come – it will be good to look at what can feasibly get done and where things currently stand. But know this: We are not giving up.feedback

Mar 27 2017

We are going to keep getting at this thing. We're not going to just all of a sudden abandon health care and move on to the rest. We are going to move on with rest of our agenda, keep that on track, while we work the health care problem. . . . It's just that valuable, that important. Ninety percent of our conference was very, very upset with about 10 percent, and I didn't want things being done and said that people would regret. So I sent folks home for the weekend to just kind of soak in what had happened, appreciate the situation and start over and get back to work again.feedback

Mar 27 2017 - American politics

In a strange way, this really merged our teams – our team in the House with the president's team – even more closely. I think the White House, the president in particular, has a much, much clearer understanding of just the dynamic that we have in the House Republican Conference. And so that, if anything, is very helpful that he really now appreciates the challenges we have of governing and of becoming a governing party.feedback

Mar 26 2017 - Trumpcare

Does it have to be fully offset? My personal response is no.feedback

Mar 26 2017 - Republican Party

We were a 10-year opposition party where being against things was easy to do. You just had to be against it. And now, in three months' time, we try to go to governing where we actually have to get ... people to agree with each other. We will get there. But we weren't there today.feedback

Mar 25 2017

Moving from an opposition party to a governing party, comes with growing pains and well, we're feeling those growing pains today.feedback

Mar 25 2017

We are going to proceed with tax reform.feedback

Mar 25 2017 - Trumpcare

Obamacare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry.feedback

Mar 25 2017 - Republican Party

We'll have 218 (votes) when this thing comes to the floor, I can guarantee you that.feedback

Mar 25 2017

The president gave his all in this effort. He's really been fantastic.feedback

Mar 25 2017 - Affordable Care Act

I'm sure they may be pleased right now.feedback

Mar 24 2017 - Republican Party

I like Speaker Ryan. He worked very, very hard. A lot of different groups. He's got a lot of factions. And there's been a long history of liking and disliking, even within the Republican Party, long before I got here. I'm not going to speak badly about anybody within the party.feedback

Mar 24 2017 - Obamacare

I will not sugar coat this, this is a disappointing day for us. Doing big things is hard. All of us we will take time to reflect on how we got here, what we could have done better…This is a setback, but it is not the end of the story.feedback

Mar 24 2017

I will not sugarcoat this, this is a disappointing day for us. The president gave his all. … This is a setback, no two ways about it. But it is not the end of the story.feedback

Mar 24 2017

We need to get 216 people to agree with each other to write legislation, not 210, not 215.feedback

Mar 24 2017

We were a 10-year opposition party, where being against things was easy to do. You just had to be against it. And now in three months' time we tried to go to a governing party where we actually had to get 216 people to agree with each other on how we do things. We have even more agreement on the need and the nature of tax reform on funding the government, on rebuilding the military, on securing the border.feedback

Mar 24 2017 - Obamacare

I think the losers are Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, because they own Obamacare. They 100 percent own it.feedback

Mar 23 2017

For seven and a half years we have been promising the American people that we will repeal and replace this broken law because it's collapsing and it's failing families, and tomorrow we're proceeding.feedback

Mar 23 2017

There are only so many things you can do in that bill because of Senate floor rules, reconciliation. You can't put everything you want in that legislation, because if you did it would be filibustered, and you couldn't even bring it up for a vote in the Senate.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - Republican Party

Instead of imposing arrogant and paternalistic mandates, it would increase choice and competition, creating a vibrant market where every American will have access to quality, affordable coverage.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - NATO

I am saying I have seen nothing of that. I have seen nothing come of that. And then TIME magazine, which treats me horribly, but obviously I sell, I assume this is going to be a cover too, have I set the record? I guess, right? Covers, nobody's had more covers.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - Obamacare

The bottom line is, we made a promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, and we are going to keep our word.feedback

Mar 22 2017 - Obamacare

Our whole thing is we don't want to load up our bill in such a way that it doesn't even get considered in the Senate and it's killed in the Senate, and then we lost our one chance with this one tool we have.feedback

Mar 22 2017 - Obamacare

If we don't keep our promise, it will be very hard to manage this.feedback

Mar 22 2017

If you get 85 percent of what you want, that's pretty darn good. We don't want to put something in this bill that the Senate is telling us is fatal.feedback

Mar 21 2017

The president just came here and knocked the ball out of the park. He knocked the cover off the ball.feedback

Mar 21 2017 - Obamacare

I disagree with that, because we have a lot of Freedom Caucus members who are supporting this bill. This is our chance, and this is our moment, it's a big moment. And I think our members are beginning to appreciate just what kind of rendezvous with destiny we have right here.feedback

Mar 21 2017 - Obamacare

President Trump was here to do what he does best and that is to close the deal.feedback

Mar 21 2017 - Obamacare

With this amendment we accelerate tax relief, give states additional options to spend health care dollars how they choose, strengthen what were already substantial pro-life protections and ensure there are necessary resources to help older Americans and the disabled.feedback

Mar 20 2017

So Medicaid, sending it back to the states, capping its growth rate, we've been dreaming of this since I've been around – since you and I were drinking at a keg. ... I've been thinking about this stuff for a long time. We're on the cusp of doing something we've long believed in.feedback

Mar 19 2017 - Republican Party

I would say, this is the very, very beginning of the budget process. We are encouraged that we're seeing an increase in defense because we think our military has been hollowed out. But I will say that NIH is something that's particularly popular in Congress. ... So, that is something that I think in Congress you'll see probably some changes.feedback

Mar 19 2017 - Republican Party

We believe we should have even more assistance. And that's one of the things we're looking at for that person in their 50s and 60s because they experience higher health care costs. We think that we should be offering even more assistance than what the bill currently does.feedback

Mar 19 2017

We are making fine-tuning improvements to the bill to reflect people's concerns, to reflect people's improvements. The president is bringing people to his table, and I'm very impressed with how the president is helping us close this bill, and making the improvements that we've been making, getting the votes. . . . We are right where we want to be.feedback

Mar 18 2017

Freedom is the ability to buy what you want to fit what you need.feedback

Mar 17 2017

To what our forefathers have started and our children will continue, may the light always shine upon them. Sláinte.feedback

Mar 17 2017

I would say that there is no intrigue, palace intrigue, divisions between the principals. We have a president.feedback

Mar 16 2017 - Republican Party

I look forward to reviewing this.feedback

Mar 16 2017

My job is to move bills through the House. I am not the Senate majority leader.feedback

Mar 16 2017

Clearly, the main parts of this bill are going to stay exactly as they are.feedback

Mar 16 2017

The intelligence committees in their continuing, widening ongoing investigation of all things Russia, got to the bottom – at least so far with respect to our intelligence community – that no such wiretap existed.feedback

Mar 16 2017 - Republican Party

We feel like we're making great strides and great progress on getting a bill that can pass.feedback

Mar 16 2017

There is no intrigue, palace intrigue, divisions between the principals ... there really is no schism whatsoever. I'm excited at the fact that we have a president who likes closing deals. We've got a president who thinks bold, thinks big, wants to act, and wants to get us to the finish line. And he's being very constructive in doing that.feedback

Mar 16 2017

Now that we have our score we can make some necessary improvements and refinements to the bill. We are on the same page as the White House. I think there are those who would love to wedge us for one reason or another, but that's just not the case.feedback

Mar 16 2017

Giving states better chances at more flexibility with Medicaid.feedback

Mar 16 2017

If we're not going to take care of the people, I'm not signing anything. I'm not going to be doing it, just so you understand.feedback

Mar 16 2017 - Obamacare

This president is getting deeply involved. He is helping bridge gaps in our conference. He is a constructive force to help us get to a resolution so that we get consensus on how to repeal and replace Obamacare.feedback

Mar 15 2017

The major components are staying intact because this is something we wrote with President Trump. This is something we wrote with the Senate committees.feedback

Mar 15 2017

This dramatically helps us for tax reform.feedback

Mar 15 2017 - Obamacare

Put this against the backdrop that Obamacare is collapsing. This, compared to the status quo, is far better.feedback

Mar 14 2017

One conservative group is saying, By golly, you better put shopping across state lines in this bill or else we're not going to support it. Guess what, Chad? If we did that, we wouldn't be able to pass this bill. It would be filibustered in the Senate. It wouldn't even come up for a vote.feedback

Mar 14 2017

Now that we have this encouraging score from the CBO this gives us even more room to work on to make good fine tuning finishing touches on this bill as it moves through the four committee process.feedback

Mar 14 2017

For every one dollar of federal dollars, there's $40 of private sector spending. We want to leverage as much private-sector dollars as possible to maximize the fixing of our infrastructure.feedback

Mar 14 2017

Our plan is not about forcing people to buy expensive, one-size-fits-all coverage.feedback

Mar 14 2017 - Planned Parenthood

It ends funding to Planned Parenthood and sends money to community centers.feedback

Mar 14 2017

I'm pretty encouraged by it, it actually exceeded my expectations. If we're not going to force someone to buy something they don't want to buy they're not going to buy it, and that's kind of obvious.feedback

Mar 13 2017

We're a melting pot. My family's here because the potatoes stopped growing in Ireland. The American idea is this beautiful idea which is there for everyone, which is that the condition of your birth doesn't determine your outcome in life.feedback

Mar 13 2017

The one thing I'm certain will happen is CBO will say, well, gosh, not as many people will get coverage. You know why? Because this isn't a government mandate. This is not the government makes you buy what we say you should buy, and therefore the government thinks you're all going to buy it. So there's no way we can–you can compete with on paper a government mandate with coverage.feedback

Mar 13 2017

The one thing I'm certain will happen is CBO will say: 'Well, gosh. Not as many people will get coverage. You know why? Because this isn't a government mandate.feedback

Mar 13 2017 - Affordable Care Act

Do I believe that all Americans should have access to health care? Absolutely, I do. Not everything in the Affordable Care Act is bad. As we move forward and take a look at some of these changes and what's occurring, I think we ought to embrace what's good in the Affordable Care Act.feedback

Mar 13 2017

We offered it up in June. We ran on it all through the election. And now we've translated it into legislation.feedback

Mar 13 2017 - Trumpcare

I can't answer that question. It's up to the people.feedback

Mar 13 2017

The one thing I'm certain will happen is CBO will say, Well, gosh, not as many people will get coverage.' You know why? Because this isn't a government mandate.feedback

Mar 12 2017

What we're trying to achieve here is bringing down the cost of care, bringing down the cost of insurance not through government mandates and monopolies but by having more choice and competition. We're not going to make an American do what they don't want to do.feedback

Mar 12 2017

But we're not going to make an American do what they don't want to do. You get it if you want it. That's freedom.feedback

Mar 10 2017

There are only so many things you can do in that bill because of the Senate floor rules for reconciliation. You can't put everything you want in that legislation because if you did, it would be filibustered and you couldn't even bring it up for a vote in the Senate.feedback

Mar 10 2017 - Obamacare

The idea of Obamacare is … that the people who are healthy pay for the people who are sick. It's not working, and that's why it's in a death spiral.feedback

Mar 09 2017 - Obamacare

This is the closest we will ever get to repealing and replacing Obamacare. It really comes down to a binary choice.feedback

Mar 09 2017

This is the closest we will ever get to repealing and replacing Obamacare. The time is here. The time is now. This is the moment. And this is the closest this will ever happen.feedback

Mar 09 2017

What matters is that we're lowering the cost of health care and giving people access to affordable health care plans.feedback

Mar 08 2017

This is what good, conservative health care reform looks like. It is bold and it is long overdue, and it is us fulfilling our promises.feedback

Mar 08 2017

It repeals Obamacare's taxes, it repeals Obamacare's spending, it repeals Obamacare's mandates. It creates a vibrant market where insurance companies compete for your business, where you have lower costs, more choices, and greater control over your health care. And it returns power – this is most important – this returns power from Washington back to doctors and patients, back to states. This is what good, conservative health care reform looks like.feedback

Mar 08 2017

This is the choice we face. Are we going to stay with Obamacare ... or are we going to do what we said we would do.feedback

Mar 08 2017

Most importantly, we get Washington out of the business of being a nanny state.feedback

Mar 08 2017

This is the choice we face – are we going to stay with Obamacare ... or are we going to do what we said we would do. Most importantly, we get Washington out of the business of being a nanny state.feedback

Mar 08 2017 - Trumpcare

What I would say is there is a great deal of evidence that this is the beginning of the negotiation. We will have 218 votes. This is the beginning of legislative process, we have got a few weeks we will have to wait. We will have to wait when this thing comes along, I can guarantee you that.feedback

Mar 07 2017

Doing big things is never easy, but we have made a promise, and we are going to keep that promise. We will have 218 [votes] when this thing comes to the floor, I can guarantee you that.feedback

Mar 06 2017

Skyrocketing premiums, soaring deductibles, and dwindling choices are not what the people were promised seven years ago. It's time to turn a page and rescue our health care system from this disastrous law. The American Health Care Act is a plan to drive down costs, encourage competition, and give every American access to quality, affordable health insurance.feedback

Mar 06 2017

This unified Republican government will deliver relief and peace of mind to the millions of Americans suffering under Obamacare.feedback

Mar 06 2017

This revised executive order advances our shared goal of protecting the homeland.feedback

Mar 06 2017 - Obamacare

I am perfectly confident that when it's all said and done, we're going to unify, because we all, every Republican, ran on repealing and replacing [Obamacare] and we're going to keep our promises.feedback

Mar 03 2017 - American politics

I am perfectly confident that when it's all said and done, we're going to unify, because we all, every Republican, ran on repealing and replacing, and we're going to keep our promises.feedback

Mar 03 2017 - Obamacare

Obamacare is built on a house of sand that is quickly collapsing.feedback

Mar 02 2017 - Obamacare

This is the bill we ran on in 2016. We've been running on repealing and replacing Obamacare since 2010. The law is collapsing, and you can't just repeal it. You have to replace it with a system that actually works.feedback

Mar 02 2017

If he himself is a subject of an investigation, of course he should (recuse himself.) But if he's not I don't see any purpose or reason for doing this.feedback

Mar 02 2017 - Trumpcare

We will soon introduce legislation.feedback

Mar 02 2017

I am sitting here listening to this testimony. I just don't believe it. That's your problem: Nobody believes you.feedback

Feb 28 2017

I don't think the administration is opposed to long term entitlement reform. The administration is opposed to changing benefits for people at or near retirement. From all my conversations with the president he says, I don't want to change benefits for people at or near retirement and we agree with that.feedback

Feb 28 2017

They did an exhaustive IC-community wide investigation, and brought us all the findings, even the oppo-research thing that they had in there that you guys all talked about. I'm not going to get into those things. Do I think that it affected the outcome? Not in the least. I think that's an open question.feedback

Feb 28 2017 - Russian hacking

No one has ever showed us any evidence that any collusion had occurred between an American involved with the political system and the Russians. [Jim] Clapper and [John] Brennan did a government-wide investigation from November through December. They did a scrub of everything – presented it all to us. And that investigation told us what we already knew: The Russians were trying to meddle with our election. We all know that. There's nothing new with that.feedback

Feb 28 2017 - Trumpcare

The Price Plan was considered the conservative gold standard at the time last year. Many conservatives co-sponsored that plan. That plan looks a lot like what we're working on right now.feedback

Feb 28 2017 - Trumpcare

I feel at the end of the day, when we get everything done and right, we're going to be unified on this.feedback

Feb 28 2017

We're doing this step by step. This is how the legislative process is supposed to be designed.